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Kissling, W.D., Evans, J.C., Zilber, R., Breeze, T.D., Shinneman, S., Schneider, L.C., Chalmers, C., Fergus, P., Wich, S., & Geelen, L.H.W.T. (2024): Development of a cost-efficient automated wildlife camera network in a European Natura 2000 site. Basic and Applied Ecology in press. [ABSTRACT] [DATA ON ZENODO] [STORY MAP] [GBIF data pilot 1] [GBIF data pilot 2] [GBIF data pilot 3]


Høye, T.T., Stoev, P., Bonnet, P., & Kissling, W.D. (2024): MAMBO's contribution to the development of the European Biodiversity Observation Coordination Centre (EBOCC). ARPHA Preprints 5: e130555. [ABSTRACT]


Moersberger, H., Valdez, J., Martin, J.G.C., Junker, J., Georgieva, I., Bauer, S., Beja, P., Breeze, T.D., Fernandez, M., Fernández, N., Brotons, L., Jandt, U., Bruelheide, H., Kissling, W.D., Langer, C., Liquete, C., Lumbierres, M., Solheim, A.L., Maes, J., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Moreira, F., Pe’er, G., Santana, J., Shamoun-Baranes, J., Smets, B., Capinha, C., McCallum, I., Pereira, H.M. & Bonn, A. (2024): Biodiversity monitoring in Europe: user and policy needs. Conservation Letters Early View. [ABSTRACT]


Liquete, C., Bormpoudakis, D., Maes, J., McCallum, I., Kissling, W.D., Brotons, L., Breeze, T., Moran, A., Lumbierres, M., Friedrich, L., Herrando, S., Lyche Solheim, A., Fernandez, M., Fernández, N., Hirsch, T., Carvalho, L., Vihervaara, P., Junker, J., Georgieva, I., Kühn, I., Van Grunsven, R., Lipsanen, A., Body, G., Goodson, H., Valdez, J., Bonn, A. & Pereira, H.M. (2024): D2.3 EuropaBON Proposal for an EU Biodiversity Observation Coordination Centre (EBOCC). ARPHA Preprints: e128042. [ABSTRACT]


Evans, J.C., Zilber, R. & Kissling, W.D. (2024): Data from three camera trapping pilots in the Amsterdam Water Supply Dunes of the Netherlands. Data in Brief: 110544. [ABSTRACT] [DATA ZENODO]


Méndez, L., Barratt, C.D., Durka, W., Kissling, W.D., Eiserhardt, W.L., Baker, W.J., Randrianasolo, V. & Onstein, R.E. (2024): Genomic signatures of past megafrugivore-mediated dispersal in Malagasy palms. Journal of Ecology 112: 1583–1598. [ABSTRACT]


Boom, M.P. & Kissling, W.D. (2024): Making better use of tracking data can reveal the spatiotemporal and intraspecific variability of species distributions. Ecography (in press). [ABSTRACT] [DATA]



Lumbierres, M., Abecasis, D., Alcaraz-Segura, D., Alison, J., Álvarez-Presas, M., Anderle, M., Avci, F., Bajocco, S., Baldo, M., Beja, P., Bergamini, A., Bergami, C., Blanco-Aguiar, J. A., Boada, J., Bonn, A., Borges, P., Borja, A., Breeze, T., Brotons, L., … Kissling, W. D. (2024): EuropaBON EBV workflow templates. Zenodo.


Schrodt, F., Vernham, G., Bailey, J., Field, R., Gordon, J.E., Gray, M., Hjort, J., Hoorn, C., Hunter, M., Larwood, J., Lausch, A., Monge-Ganuzas, M., Miller, S., van Ree, D., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Zarnetske, P.L. & Kissling, W.D. (2024): The status and future of essential geodiversity variables. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 382: 20230052. [ABSTRACT]


Polman, E.M.N., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Versteegh, H. & Kissling, W.D. (2024): Global geodiversity components are not equally represented in UNESCO Global Geoparks. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 382: 20230054. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]



Høye, T.T., August, T., Balzan, M.V., Biesmeijer, K., Bonnet, P., Breeze, T.D., Dominik, C., Gerard, F., Joly, A., Kalkman, V., Kissling, W.D., Metodiev, T., Moeslund, J., Potts, S., Roy, D.B., Schweiger, O., Senapathi, D., Settele, J., Stoev, P., & Stowell, D. (2023): Modern approaches to the monitoring of biodiversity (MAMBO). Research Ideas and Outcomes 9: e116951. [ABSTRACT]


Gonzalez, A., Vihervaara, P., Balvanera, P., Bates, A.E., Bayraktarov, E., Bellingham, P.J., Bruder, A., Campbell, J., Catchen, M.D., Cavender-Bares, J., Chase, J., Coops, N., Costello, M.J., Czúcz, B., Delavaud, A., Dornelas, M., Dubois, G., Duffy, E.J., Eggermont, H., Fernandez, M., Fernandez, N., Ferrier, S., Geller, G.N., Gill, M., Gravel, D., Guerra, C.A., Guralnick, R., Harfoot, M., Hirsch, T., Hoban, S., Hughes, A.C., Hugo, W., Hunter, M.E., Isbell, F., Jetz, W., Juergens, N., Kissling, W.D., Krug, C.B., Kullberg, P., Le Bras, Y., Leung, B., Londoño-Murcia, M.C., Lord, J.-M., Loreau, M., Luers, A., Ma, K., MacDonald, A.J., Maes, J., McGeoch, M., Mihoub, J.B., Millette, K.L., Molnar, Z., Montes, E., Mori, A.S., Muller-Karger, F.E., Muraoka, H., Nakaoka, M., Navarro, L., Newbold, T., Niamir, A., Obura, D., O’Connor, M., Paganini, M., Pelletier, D., Pereira, H., Poisot, T., Pollock, L.J., Purvis, A., Radulovici, A., Rocchini, D., Roeoesli, C., Schaepman, M., Schaepman-Strub, G., Schmeller, D.S., Schmiedel, U., Schneider, F.D., Shakya, M.M., Skidmore, A., Skowno, A.L., Takeuchi, Y., Tuanmu, M.-N., Turak, E., Turner, W., Urban, M.C., Urbina-Cardona, N., Valbuena, R., Van de Putte, A., van Havre, B., Wingate, V.R., Wright, E., & Torrelio, C.Z. (2023): A global biodiversity observing system to unite monitoring and guide action. Nature Ecology & Evolution 7: 1947–1952. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Wölke, F.J.R., Cabral, A., Lim, J.Y., Kissling, W.D. & Onstein, R.E. (2023): Africa as an evolutionary arena for large fruits. New Phytologist 240: 1574–1586. [ABSTRACT] [CODE]


Antonelli, A. & 186 co-authors (incl. Kissling, W.D.) (2023): State of the World’s Plants and Fungi 2023. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [REPORT]


Shi, Y. & Kissling, W.D. (2023): Performance, effectiveness and computational efficiency of powerline extraction methods for quantifying ecosystem structure from light detection and ranging. GIScience & Remote Sensing 60: 2260637. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE]


Kissling, W.D. & Shi, Y. (2023): Which metrics derived from airborne laser scanning are essential to measure the vertical profile of ecosystems? Diversity and Distributions 29: 1315–1320 [ABSTRACT]


Timmermans, J. & Kissling, W.D. (2023): Advancing terrestrial biodiversity monitoring with satellite remote sensing in the context of the Kunming-Montreal global biodiversity framework. Ecological Indicators 154: 110773. [ABSTRACT]


Lumbierres, M., & Kissling, W.D. (2023): Important first steps towards designing the freshwater, marine and terrestrial Essential Biodiversity Variable (EBV) workflows for the European Biodiversity Observation Network. Research Ideas and Outcomes 9: e109120. [ABSTRACT]

147. Morpurgo, J., Kissling, W.D., Tyrrell, P., Negret, P.J., van Bodegom, P.M. & Allan, J.R. (2023): Response letter to correspondence letter: “Tropical deforestation: elections vs. bad governance”. Biological Conservation 283: 110054. [ABSTRACT]

Dornelas, M., Chow, C., Patchett, R., Breeze, T., Brotons, L., Beja, P., Carvalho, L., Jandt, U., Junker, J., Kissling, W.D., Kühn, I., Lumbierres, M., Solheim, A.L., Mjelde, M., Moreira , F., Musche, M., Pereira, H., Sandin, L. & Van Grunsven, R. (2023): Deliverable 4.2 Novel technologies for biodiversity monitoring - Final Report. ARPHA Preprints 4: e105600. [ABSTRACT]


Santana, J., Porto, M., Brotons, L., Junker, J., Kissling, W.D., Lumbierres, M., Moe, J., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Pereira, H., Lyche Solheim, A., Villero, D., Moreira, F. & Beja, P. (2023): D3.2 Report on gaps and important new areas for monitoring in Europe. ARPHA Preprints 4: e103657. [ABSTRACT]


Morán-Ordóñez, A., Beja, P., Fraixedas, S., Herrando, S., Junker, J., Kissling, W. D., Lumbierres, M., Lyche Solheim, A., Miret, G., Moe, J., Moreira, F., Pereira, H., Santana, J., Villero, D. & Brotons, L. (2023): D3.3 Identification of current monitoring workflows and bottlenecks. ARPHA Preprints 4: e103765. [ABSTRACT]


Morpurgo, J., Kissling, W.D., Tyrrell, P., Negret, P.J., van Bodegom, P.M. & Allan, J.R. (2023): The role of elections as drivers of tropical deforestation. Biological Conservation 279: 109832. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE] [COMMENTARY] [RESPONSE TO COMMENTARY]


Junker, J., Beja, P., Brotons, L., Fernandez, M., Fernández, N., Kissling, W.D., Lumbierres, M., Lyche Solheim, A., Maes, J., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Moreira, F., Musche, M., Santana, J., Valdez, J. & Pereira, H. (2023): D4.1. Revised list and specifications of EBVs and EESVs for a European wide biodiversity observation network. ARPHA Preprints 4: e102530. [ABSTRACT]


Heinen, J. H., Florens, F.B.V., Baider, C., Hume, J.P., Kissling, W.D., Whittaker, R.J., Rahbek, C. & Borregaard, M.K. (2023): Novel plant–frugivore network on Mauritius is unlikely to compensate for the extinction of seed dispersers. Nature Communications 14: 1019. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Kissling, W.D. & Lumbierres, M. (2023): Essential Biodiversity Variable workflows: designing the freshwater, marine and terrestrial EBV workflows from data collection to modeling. ARPHA Preprints 4: e101949. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Sánchez-Barradas, A., Dáttilo, W., Santiago-Alarcon, D., Kissling, W.D. & Villalobos, F. (2023): Combining geographic distribution and trait information to infer predator-prey species-level interaction properties. Diversity 15: 61. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Shi, Y., Koma, Z., Meijer, C., Ku, O., Nattino, F., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Grootes, M.W. (2023): Country-wide data of ecosystem structure from the third Dutch airborne laser scanning survey. Data in Brief 46: 108798. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]



Pereira, H.M., Junker, J., Fernández, N., Maes, J., Beja, P., Bonn, A., Breeze, T., Brotons, L., Bruehlheide, H., Buchhorn, M., Capinha, C., Chow, C., Dietrich, K., Dornelas, M., Dubois, G., Fernandez, M., Frenzel, M., Friberg, N., Fritz, S., Georgieva, I., Gobin, A., Guerra, C., Haande, S., Herrando, S., Jandt, U., Kissling, W.D., Kühn, I., Langer, C., Liquete, C., Lyche Solheim, A., Martí , D., Martin, J.G.C., Masur, A., McCallum, I., Mjelde, M., Moe, J., Moersberger, H., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Moreira, F., Musche, M., Navarro, L.M., Orgiazzi, A., Patchett, R., Penev, L., Pino, J., Popova, G., Potts, S., Ramon, A., Sandin, L., Santana, J., Sapundzhieva, A., See, L., Shamoun-Baranes, J., Smets, B., Stoev, P., Tedersoo, L., Tiimann, L., Valdez, J., Vallecillo, S., Van Grunsven, R.H.A., Van De Kerchove, R., Villero, D., Visconti, P., Weinhold, C. & Zuleger, A.M. (2022): Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: integrating data streams to support policy. ARPHA Preprints 3: e81207. [ABSTRACT]


Bellot, S., Lu, Y., Antonelli, A., Baker, W.J., Dransfield, J., Forest, F., Kissling, W.D., Leitch, I.J., Lughada, E.N., Ondo, I., Pironon, S., Walker, B.E., Cámara-Leret, R. & Bachman, S.P. (2022): The likely extinction of hundreds of palm species threatens their contributions to people and ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution 6: 1710–1722. [ABSTRACT] [PERSPECTIVE] [PRESS RELEASE]


De Groeve, J., Kusumoto, B., Koene, E., Kissling, W.D., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Hoeksema, B.W., Yasuhara, M., Norder, S.J., Cahyarini, S.Y., van der Geer, A., Meijer, H.J.M., Kubota, Y. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2022): Global raster dataset on historic coastline positions and shelf sea extents since the Last Glacial Maximum. Global Ecology & Biogeography 31: 21622171. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Shi, Y., Koma, Z., Meijer, C., Ku, O., Nattino, F., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Grootes, M.W. (2022): Laserfarm — A high-throughput workflow for generating geospatial data products of ecosystem structure from airborne laser scanning point clouds. Ecological Informatics 72: 101836. [ABSTRACT] [CURRENT SOFTWARE VERSION] [DOCUMENTATION] [GitHub]


O’Bryan, C.J., Allan, J.R., Suarez-Castro, A.F., Delsen, D.M., Buij, R., McClure, C.J.W., Rehbein, J.A., Virani, M.Z., McCabe, J.D., Tyrell, P., Negret, P.J., Greig, C., Brehony, P. & Kissling, W.D. (2022): Human impacts on the world’s raptors. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10: 624896. [ABSTRACT]


Zhao, Z., Koulouzis, S., Bianchi, R., Farshidi, S., Shi, Z., Xin, R., Wang, Y., Li, N., Shi, Y., Timmermans, J. & Kissling, W.D. (2022): Notebook-as-a-VRE (NaaVRE): from private notebooks to a collaborative cloud virtual research environment. Software: Practice and Experience 52: 1947–1966. [ABSTRACT] [Featured Cover]


Allan, J.R., Possingham, H.P., Atkinson, S.C., Waldron, A., Di Marco, M., Butchart, S.H.M., Adams, V.M., Kissling, W.D., Worsdell, T., Sandbrook, C., Gibbon, G., Kumar, K., Mehta, P., Maron, M., Williams, B.A., Jones, K.R., Wintle, B.A., Reside, A.E. & Watson, J.E.M. (2022): The minimum land area requiring conservation attention to safeguard biodiversity. Science 376: 1094–1101. [ABSTRACT] [PERSPECTIVE] [PRESS RELEASE]


Aguirre-Gutiérrez, J., Berenguer, E., Oliveras, I., Bauman, D., Corral-Rivas, J.J., Nava-Miranda, M.G., Both, S., Ndong, J.E., Ondo, F.E., Bengone, N.N., Mihinhou, V., Dalling, J.W., Heineman, K., Figueiredo, A., González-M, R., Norden, N., Hurtado-M, A.B., González, D., Salgado-Negret, B., Reis, S.M., Moraes de Seixas, M.M., Farfan-Rios, W., Shenkin, A., Riutta, T., Girardin, C.A.J., Moore, S., Abernethy, K., Asner, G.P., Bentley, L.P., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Cernusak, L.A., Enquist, B.J., Ewers, R.M., Ferreira, J., Jeffery, K.J., Joly, C.A., Marimon-Junior, B.H., Martin, R.E., Morandi, P.S., Phillips, O.L., Lewis, S.L., Quesada, C.A., Marimon, B.S., Kissling, W.D., Silman, M., The, Y.A., White, L.J.T., Salinas, N., Coomes, D.A., Barlow, J., Adu-Bredu, S. & Malhi, Y. (2022): Functional susceptibility of tropical forests to climate change. Nature Ecology & Evolution 6: 878–889. [ABSTRACT] [CODE]


Wang, Y., Koulouzis, S., Bianchi, R., Li, N., Shi, Y., Timmermans, J., Kissling, W.D. & Zhao, Z. (2022): Scaling notebooks as re-configurable cloud workflows. Data Intelligence 4: 409–425. [ABSTRACT]


Nowak, L., Schleuning, M., Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D. & Fritz, S.A. (2022): Independent variation of avian sensitivity to climate change and adaptive capacity along a tropical elevational gradient. Diversity and Distributions 28: 11231135. [ABSTRACT]


Onstein, R.E., Kissling, W.D. & Linder, H.P. (2022): The megaherbivore gap after the non-avian dinosaur extinctions modified trait evolution and diversification of tropical palms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289: 20212633. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE]


Nowak, L., Schleuning, M., Bender, I.M.A., Böhning-Gaese, K., Dehling, D.M., Fritz, S.A., Kissling, W.D., Mueller, T., Neuschulz, E.L., Pigot, A.L., Sorensen, M.C. & Donoso, I. (2022): Avian seed dispersal may be insufficient for plants to track future temperature change on tropical mountains. Global Ecology & Biogeography 31: 848–860. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Koma, Z., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Grootes, M.W., Nattino, F., Groot, J., Sierdsema, H., Foppen, R. & Kissling, W.D. (2022): Better together? Assessing different remote sensing products for predicting habitat suitability of wetland birds. Diversity and Distributions 28: 685–699. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE] [BIRD DATA]


Dracxler, C.M. & Kissling, W.D. (2022): The mutualism–antagonism continuum in Neotropical palm–frugivore interactions: from interaction outcomes to ecosystem dynamics. Biological Reviews 97: 527–553. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


McFadden, I.R., Fritz, S.A., Zimmermann, N.E., Pellissier, L., Kissling, W.D., Tobias, J.A., Schleuning, M. & Graham, C.H. (2022): Global plant-frugivore trait matching is shaped by climate and biogeographic history. Ecology Letters 25: 686–696. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE] [PRESS RELEASE]


Lim, J.Y., Huang, H., Farnsworth, A., Lunt, D.J., Baker, W.J., Morley, R.J., Kissling, W.D. & Hoorn, C. (2022): The Cenozoic history of palms: global diversification, biogeography, and the decline of megathermal forests. Global Ecology & Biogeography 31: 425–439. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE]


Méndez, L., Viana, D.S., Alzate, A., Kissling, W.D., Eiserhardt, W.L., Rozzi, R., Rakotoarinivo, M. & Onstein, R.E. (2022): Megafrugivores as fading shadows of the past: extant frugivores and the abiotic environment as the most important determinants of the distribution of palms on Madagascar. Ecography 2022(2): e05885. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE] [SUPPORTING INFO]



Skidmore, A.K., Coops, N.C., Neinavaz, E., Ali, A., Schaepman, M.E., Paganini, M., Kissling, W.D., Vihervaara, P., Darvishzadeh, R., Feilhauer, H., Fernandez, M., Fernandez, N., Gorelick, N., Geizendorffer, I., Heiden, U., Heurich, M., Hobern, D., Holzwarth, S., Muller-Karger, F.E., Van De Kerchove, R., Lausch, A., Leitão, P.J., Lock, M.C., Mücher, C.A., O'Connor, B., Rocchini, D., Roeoesli, C., Turner, W., Vis, J.K., Wang, T., Wegmann, M. & Wingate, V. (2021): Priority list of biodiversity metrics to observe from space. Nature Ecology and Evolution 5: 896–906. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]

119. de Vries, J.P.R., Koma, Z., Wallis de Vries, M.F. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Identifying fine-scale habitat preferences of threatened butterflies using airborne laser scanning. Diversity and Distributions 27: 1251–1264. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [PRESS RELEASE] [NEWS]

Lim, J.Y., Wasserman, M.D., Veen, J., Despres-Einspenner, M.-L. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Ecological and evolutionary significance of primates’ most consumed plant families. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288: 20210737. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [PRESS RELEASE]


Koma, Z., Grootes, M.W., Meijer, C.W., Nattino, F., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Sierdsema, H., Foppen, R. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Niche separation of wetland birds revealed from airborne laser scanning. Ecography 44: 907–918. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [PRESS RELEASE]


Koma, Z., Zlinszky, A., Bekő, L., Burai, P., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Quantifying 3D vegetation structure in wetlands using differently measured airborne laser scanning data. Ecological Indicators 127: 107752. [ABSTRACT] [CODE] [PRESS RELEASE]


Sales, L., Kissling, W.D., Galetti, M., Naimi, B. & Pires, M. (2021): Climate change reshapes the eco-evolutionary dynamics of a Neotropical seed dispersal system. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30: 1129–1138. [ABSTRACT]


Jamison-Daniels, S.-L., Kissling, W.D., Botha, M., Harris, M.A., Gordon, C.E. & Greve, M. (2021): The role of deterministic succession during forest development within a southern African savanna. Biotropica 53: 466–476. [ABSTRACT]


Koma, Z., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Classifying wetland-related land cover types and habitats using fine-scale lidar metrics derived from country-wide Airborne Laser Scanning. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 7: 80–96. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE]


Lenters, T.P., Henderson, A., Dracxler, C.M., Elias, G.A., Mogue Kamga, S., Couvreur, T.L.P. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Integration and harmonization of trait data from plant individuals across heterogeneous sources. Ecological Informatics 62: 101206. [ABSTRACT] [CODE] [BOOKDOWN] [DATA] [YouTube]


Onstein, R.E., Vink, D.N., Veen, J., Barrat, C.D., Flantua, S.G.A., Wich, S.A. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Understanding the relationship between fruit colour and primate vision requires multiple lines of evidence. A reply to Heymann & Fuzessy. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288: 20202981. [ABSTRACT]


Aguirre‐Gutiérrez, J., Rifai, S., Shenkin, A., Oliveras, I., Bentley, L.P., Svátek, M., Girardin, C.A.J., Both, S., Riutta, T., Berenguer, E., Kissling, W.D., Bauman, D., Raab, N., Moore, S., Farfan-Rios, W., Figueiredo, A., Reis, S.M., Ndong, J.E., Ondo, F.E., Bengone, N.N., Mihinhou, V., Moraes de Seixas, M.M., Adu-Bredu, S., Abernethy, K., Asner, G.P., Barlow, J., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Coomes, D.A., Cernusak, L.A., Enquist, B.J., Ewers, R.M., Ferreira, J., Jeffery, K.J., Joly, C.A., Lewis, S.L., Marimon-Junior, B.H., Martin, R.E., Morandi, P.S., Phillips, O.L., Quesada, C.A., Salinas, N., Schwantes Marimon, B., Silman, M., Teh, Y.A., White, L.J.T. & Malhi, Y. (2021): Pantropical modelling of canopy functional traits using Sentinel-2 remote sensing data. Remote Sensing of Environment 252: 112122. [ABSTRACT]



Meijer, C., Grootes, M.W., Koma, Z., Dzigan, Y., Gonçalves, R., Andela, B., van den Oord, G., Ranguelova, E., Renaud, N. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Laserchicken - A tool for distributed feature calculation from massive LiDAR point cloud datasets. SoftwareX 12: 100626. [ABSTRACT] [SOFTWARE CODE] [USER MANUAL]   


Meyer, L., Kissling, W.D., Lohmann, L.G., Hortal, J. & Diniz-Filho, J.A.F. (2020): Deconstructing species richness–environment relationships in Neotropical lianas. Journal of Biogeography 47: 2168–2180. [ABSTRACT]


Lim, J.Y., Svenning, J.-C., Göldel, B., Faurby, S. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Frugivore-fruit size relationships between palms and mammals reveal past and future defaunation impacts. Nature Communications 11: 4904. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE] [BLOG POST] [DATA & CODE]


do Nascimento, L.F., Guimarães Jr, P.R., Onstein, R.E., Kissling, W.D. & Pires, M.M. (2020): Associated evolution of fruit size and color and defensive traits in Neotropical palms. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33: 858868. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Chudzinska, M., Dupont, Y.L., Nabe-Nielsen, J., Maia, K.P., Henriksen, M., Rasmussen, C., Kissling, W.D., Hagen, M. & Trøjelsgaard, K. (2020): Combining the strengths of agent-based modelling and network statistics to understand animal movement and interactions with resources: example from within-patch foraging decisions of bumblebees. Ecological Modelling 430: 109119. [ABSTRACT]


Norder, S.J., de Lima, R.F., de Nascimento, L., Lim, J.Y., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Romeiras, M.M., Elias, R.B., Cabezas, F.J., Catarino, L., Ceríaco, L.M.P., Castilla-Beltrán, A., Gabriel, R., de Sequeira, M.M., Kissling, W.D., Nogué, S., Hall, M. van Loon, E.E., Rijsdijk, K., Matosa, M. & Borges, P.A.V. (2020): Global change in microcosms: environmental and societal predictors of land cover change on the Atlantic Ocean Islands. Anthropocene 30: 100242. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Lear, D., Herman, P., Van Hoey, G., Schepers, L., Tonné, N., Lipizer, M., Muller-Karger, F.E., Appeltans, W., Kissling, W.D., Holdsworth, N., Edwards, M., Pecceu, E., Nygård, H., Canonico, G., Birchenough, S., Graham, G., Deneudt, K., Claus, S., Oset, P. (2020): Supporting the essential - Recommendations for the development of accessible and interoperable marine biological data products. Marine Policy 117: 103958. [ABSTRACT]


Donoso, I., Sorensen, M.C., Blendinger, P.G., Kissling, W.D., Neuschulz, E.L., Mueller, T. & Schleuning, M. (2020): Downsizing of animal communities triggers stronger functional than structural decay in seed-dispersal networks. Nature Communications 11: 1582. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Onstein, R.E., Vink, D.N. Veen, J., Barrat, C.D., Flantua, S.G.A., Wich, S.A. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Palm fruit colours are linked to the broad-scale distribution and diversification of primate colour vision systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287: 20192731. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [PRESS RELEASE] [Feature in FOLIA] 


Schleuning, M., Neuschulz, E.L., Albrecht, J., Bender, I.M.A., Bowler, D.E., Dehling, D.M., Fritz, S.A., Hof, C., Müller, T., Nowak, L., Sorensen, M.C., Böhning-Gaese, K. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Trait-based assessments of climate-change impacts on interacting species. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35: 319–328. [ABSTRACT]

99. Kattge et al. (incl. Kissling, W.D.) (2020): TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26: 119–188. [ABSTRACT]. Commentary by Fraser (2020).

Meyer, L., Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Lohmann, L.G., Hortal, J., Pereira, E.B., Rangel, T. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Canopy height explains species richness in the largest clade of Neotropical lianas. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29: 2637. [ABSTRACT]



Muellner-Riehl, A.N., Schnitzler, J., Kissling, W.D., Mosbrugger, V., Rijsdijk, K.F., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Versteegh, H. & Favre, A. (2020): Origins of global mountain plant biodiversity: Testing the ‘mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis’. Journal of Biogeography 46: 2826–2838. [ABSTRACT]


Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D., Böhning-Gaese, K., Hensen, I., Kühn, I., Nowak, L., Töpfer, T., Wiegand, T., Dehling, D.M. & Schleuning, M. (2019): Projected impacts of climate change on functional diversity of frugivorous birds along a tropical elevational gradient. Scientific Reports 9: 17708. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Balslev, H., Baker, W.J., Dransfield, J., Göldel, B., Lim, J.Y., Onstein, R.E. & Svenning, J.-C. (2019): PalmTraits 1.0, a species-level functional trait database of palms worldwide. Scientific Data 6: 178. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Musche, M. Adamescu, M., Angelstam, P., Bacher, S., Bäck, J., Buss, H.L., Duffy C., Flaim, G., Gaillardet, J., Giannakis, G.V., Haase, P., Halada, L., Kissling, W.D., Lundin, L., Matteucci, G., Meesenburg, H., Monteith, D., Nikolaidis, N.P., Pipan, T., Pyšek, P., Rowe, E.C., Roy, D.B., Sier, A., Tappeiner, U., Vilà, M., White, T., Zobel, M. & Klotz, S. (2019): Research questions to facilitate the future development of European long-term ecosystem research infrastructures: a horizon scanning exercise. Journal of Environmental Management 250: 109479. [ABSTRACT]


Schrodt, F., Bailey, J.J., Kissling, W.D., Rijsdijk, K.F., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., van Ree, D., Hjort, J., Lawley, R.S., Williams, C.N., Anderson, M.G., Beier, P., van Beukering, P., Boyd, D.S., Brilha, J., Carcavilla, L., Dahlin, K.M., Gill, J.C., Gordon, J.E., Gray, M., Grundy, M., Hunter, M.L., Lawler, J.J., Monge-Ganuzas, M., Royse, K.R., Stewart, I., Record, S., Turner, W., Zarnetske, P.L. & Field, R. (2019): Opinion: To advance sustainable stewardship, we must document not only biodiversity but geodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116: 16155–16158. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]

92. Steenvoorden, J., Meddens, A.J.H., Martinez, A.J., Foster, L.J. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): The potential importance of unburned islands as refugia for the persistence of wildlife species in fire-prone ecosystems. Ecology and Evolution 9: 8800–8812. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [FRONT COVER]

Nowak, L., Kissling, W.D., Bender, I.M.A., Dehling, D.M., Böhning-Gaese, K. & Schleuning, M. (2019): Projecting consequences of global warming for the functional diversity of fleshy-fruited plants and frugivorous birds along a tropical elevational gradient. Diversity and Distributions 25: 1362–1374. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Onstein, R.E., Kissling, W.D., Chatrou, L.W., Couvreur, T.L.P., Morlon, H. & Sauquet, H. (2019): Which frugivory-related traits facilitated historical long-distance dispersal in the custard-apple family (Annonaceae)? Journal of Biogeography 46: 1874–1888. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [PRESS RELEASE] 


Bakx, T.R.M., Koma, Z., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): Use and categorization of Light Detection and Ranging vegetation metrics in avian diversity and species distribution research. Diversity and Distributions 25: 1045–1059. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Barnagaud, J.-Y., Mazet, N., Munoz, F., Grenié, M., Denelle, P., Sobral, M., Kissling, W.D., Sekercioglu, C.H. & Violle, C. (2019): Functional biogeography of dietary strategies in birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28: 1004–1017. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Muñoz, G., Trøjelsgaard, K. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): A synthesis of animal-mediated seed dispersal of palms reveals distinct biogeographic differences in species interactions. Journal of Biogeography 46: 466–484. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]  


Hardisty, A.R., Belbin, L., Hobern, D., McGeoch, M.A., Pirzl, R., Williams, K.J. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): Research infrastructure challenges in preparing Essential Biodiversity Variables data products for alien invasive species. Environmental Research Letters 14: 025005. [ABSTRACT]


Norder, S.J., Proios, K.V., Whittaker, R.J., Alonso, M.R., Borges, P.A.V., Borregaard, M.K., Cowie, R.H., Florens, F.B.V., de Frias Martins, A.M., Ibáñez, M., Kissling, W.D., de Nascimento, L., Otto, R., Parent, C.E., Rigal, F., Warren, B.H., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., van Loon, E.E., Triantis, K.A. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2019): Beyond the Last Glacial Maximum: Island endemism is best explained by long-lasting archipelago configurations. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28: 184–197. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Lucas, C., Bouten, W., Koma, Z., Kissling, W.D. & Seijmonsbergen, A.C. (2019): Identification of linear vegetation elements in a rural landscape using LiDAR point clouds. Remote Sensing 11: 292. [ABSTRACT] [CODE]


Muñoz, G., Kissling, W.D. & van Loon, E.E. (2019): Biodiversity Observations Miner: A web application to unlock primary biodiversity data from published literature. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e28737. [ABSTRACT]


Hardisty, A.R., Michener, W.K., Agosti, D., García, E.A., Bastin, L., Belbin, L., Bowser, A., Buttigieg, P.L., Canhos, D.A.L., Egloff, W., De Giovanni, R., Figueira, R., Groom, Q., Guralnick, R.P., Hobern, D., Hugo, W., Koureas, D., Li-Qiang, J., Los, W., Manuel, J., Poelen, J., Saarenmaa, H., Schigel, D., Uhlir, P.F. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): The Bari Manifesto: An interoperability framework for essential biodiversity variables. Ecological Informatics 49: 22–31. [ABSTRACT]



Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D., Blendinger, P.G., Böhning-Gaese, K., Hensen, I., Kühn, I., Muñoz, M.C., Neuschulz, E.-L., Nowak, L., Quitián, M., Saavedra, F., Santilláan, V., Töpfer, T., Wiegand, T., Dehling, D.M. & Schleuning, M. (2018): Morphological trait matching shapes plant-frugivore networks across the Andes. Ecography 41: 1910–1919. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]

80. Antonelli, A.*, Kissling, W.D.*, Flantua, S.G.A.*, Bermúdez, M.A.*, Mulch, A., Muellner-Riehl, A.N., Kreft, H., Linder, H.P., Badgley, C., Fjeldså, J., Fritz, S.A., Rahbek, C., Herman, F., Hooghiemstra, H. & Hoorn, C.* (2018): Geological and climatic influences on mountain biodiversity. Nature Geoscience 11: 718–725. (* = equal contributions) [ABSTRACT][DATA]

Kissling, W.D., Walls, R., Bowser, A., Jones, M.O., Kattge, J., Agosti, D., Amengual, J., Basset, A., van Bodegom, P.M., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Denny, E.G., Deudero, S., Egloff, W., Elmendorf, S.C., Alonso García, E., Jones, K.D., Jones, O.R., Lavorel, S., Lear, D., Navarro, L.M., Pawar, S., Pirzl, R., Rüger, N., Sal, S., Salguero-Gómez, R., Schigel, D., Schulz, K.-S., Skidmore, A. & Guralnick, R.P. (2018): Towards global data products of Essential Biodiversity Variables on species traits. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 1531–1540. [ABSTRACT] [Highlighted by Editor]   

78. Serna-Chavez, H.M., Kissling, W.D., Veen, L.E., Swenson, N.G. & van Bodegom, P.M. (2018): Spatial scale-dependence of factors driving climate regulation services in the Americas. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 828–838. [ABSTRACT]
77. Onstein, R.E., Baker, W.J., Couvreur, T.L.P., Faurby, S., Herrera‐Alsina, L., Svenning, J.-C. & Kissling, W.D. (2018): To adapt or go extinct? The fate of megafaunal palm fruits under past global change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20180882. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE] [DATA]  
76. Heinen, J.H., van Loon, E.E., Hansen, D.M. & Kissling, W.D. (2018): Extinction-driven changes in frugivore communities on oceanic islands. Ecography 41: 1245–1255. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [COVER] [BLOG] [YOUTUBE VIDEO]

Pellissier, V., Barnagaud, J.-Y., Kissling, W.D., Şekercioglu, C. & Svenning, J.-C. (2018): Niche packing and expansion account for species richness-productivity relationships in global bird assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 604–615. [ABSTRACT]


Norder, S.J., Baumgartner, J.B., Borges, P.A.V., Hengl, T., Kissling, W.D., van Loon, E.E. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2018): A global spatially explicit database of changes in island paleo-area and archipelago configuration during the late Quaternary. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 500–505. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Kissling, W.D., Ahumada, J.A., Bowser, A., Fernandez, M., Fernandez, N., Garcia, E.A., Guralnick, R.P., Isaac, N.J.B., Kelling, S., Los, W., McRae, L., Mihoub, J.-B., Obst, M., Santamaria, M., Skidmore, A.K., Williams, K.J., Agosti, D., Amariles, D., Arvanitidis, C., Bastin, L., De Leo, F., Egloff, W., Elith J., Hobern, D., Martin, D., Pereira, H.M., Pesole, G., Peterseil, J., Saarenmaa, H., Schigel, D., Schmeller, D.S., Segata, N., Turak, E., Uhlir, P.F., Wee, B. & Hardisty, A.R. (2018): Building essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) of species distribution and abundance at a global scale. Biological Reviews 93: 600–625. [ABSTRACT]



Navarro, L.M., Fernández, N., Guerra, C., Guralnick, R., Kissling, W.D., Londoño, M.C., Muller-Karger, F., Turak, E., Balvanera, P., Costello, M.J., Delavaud, A., El Serafy, G.Y., Ferrier, S., Geijzendorffer, I., Geller, G.N., Jetz, W., Kim, E.-S., Kim, H., Martin, C.S., McGeoch, M.A., Mwampamba, T.H., Nel, J.L., Nicholson, E., Pettorelli, N., Schaepman, M.E., Skidmore, A., Sousa Pinto, I., Vergara, S., Vihervaara, P., Xu, H., Yahara, T., Gill, M. & Pereira, H.M. (2017): Monitoring biodiversity change through effective global coordination. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29: 158–169. [ABSTRACT]


Onstein, R.E., Baker, W.J., Couvreur, T.L.P., Faurby, S., Svenning, J.-C. & Kissling, W.D. (2017): Frugivory-related traits promote speciation of tropical palms. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 19031911. [ABSTRACT] [DATA & CODE] [PRESS RELEASE] [BLOG]


Schmeller, D.S., Mihoub, J.-B., Bowser, A., Arvanitidis, C., Costello, M.J., Fernandez, M., Geller, G., Hobern, D., Kissling, W.D., Regan, E., Saarenmaa, H., Turak, E., & Isaac, N.J.B. (2017): Towards an operational definition of Essential Biodiversity Variables. Biodiversity and Conservation 26: 2967–2972. [ABSTRACT]


Barnagaud, J.-Y., Kissling, W.D., Tsirogiannis, C., Fisikopoulos, V., Villéger, S., Sekercioglu, C. & Svenning, J.-C. (2017): Biogeographic, environmental and anthropogenic determinants of global patterns in taxonomic and trait turnover in birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 1190–1200. [ABSTRACT]


Ilsøe, S.K.*, Kissling, W.D.*, Fjeldså, J., Sandel, B. & Svenning, J.-C. (2017): Global variation in woodpecker species richness shaped by tree availability. Journal of Biogeography 44: 1824–1835. (* = shared first authorship) [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Foppen, R.P.B. & Bouten, W. (2017): eEcoLiDAR, eScience infrastructure for ecological applications of LiDAR point clouds: reconstructing the 3D ecosystem structure for animals at regional to continental scales. Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e14939. [ABSTRACT]


Barratt, C.D., Bwong, B.A., Onstein, R.E., Rosauer, D.F., Menegon, M., Doggart, N., Nagel, P., Kissling, W.D. & Loader, S.P. (2017): Environmental correlates of phylogenetic endemism in amphibians and the conservation of refugia in the Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa. Diversity and Distributions 23: 875–887. [ABSTRACT] [Featured on front cover]


Kissling, W.D. (2017): Has frugivory influenced the macroecology and diversification of a tropical keystone plant family? Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e14944. [ABSTRACT]


Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D., Böhning-Gaese, K., Hensen, I., Kühn, I., Wiegand, T., Dehling, D.M. & Schleuning, M. (2017): Functionally specialised birds respond flexibly to seasonal changes in fruit availability. Journal of Animal Ecology 86: 800–811. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] 


Irvine, P.J., Kravitz, B., Lawrence, M.G., Gerten, D., Caminade, C., Gosling, S.N., Hendy, E., Kassie, B., Kissling, W.D., Muri, H., Oschlies, A., & Smith, S.J. (2017): Towards a comprehensive climate impacts assessment of solar geoengineering. Earth’s Future 5: 93–106. [ABSTRACT] [Incuded in the Special Issue "Crutzen +10: Reflecting upon 10 years of geoengineering research"]


Aguirre-Gutiérrez, J., Kissling, W.D., Biesmeijer, J.C., WallisDeVries, M.F., Reemer, M. & Carvalheiro, L.G. (2017): Historical changes in the importance of climate and land use as determ